La Mesa Chamber News | November 21, 2020
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Breaking Coronavirus News, Guidelines for Celebrating Thanksgiving & More
WE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOU!

The La Mesa Chamber Wishes You and Your Families a Safe Thanksgiving Holiday
We realize that this Thanksgiving holiday will be like none other we have experienced. The virus, the new curfew, the closures of many of our businesses working from home, wearing masks, social distancing, and all of the other changes to our lifestyle we have all experienced. One of the most important segments of our lives is family and friends. Even though we can’t be with all of our friends and family that may have traveled to be with us in the past, or just have been at our Thanksgiving table, we still have things to be grateful for. A crisis brings out the best in us and if we know anything about our La Mesa community, it is that we are resilient! We have weathered challenges that other cities within our region have not endured and we are still moving forward! Take care of each other and stay safe!
Local Coronavirus Update

BREAKING CORONAVIRUS NEWS 
GOVERNOR ISSUES LIMITED STAY-AT-HOME ORDER
WITH 10 P.M. CURFEW FOR PURPLE TIER COUNTIES
BEGINNING SATURDAY NOV 21ST FROM 10 P.M. – 5 A.M.
By Mary England
Thursday the Governor announced that all Purple Tiered counties in the state must adhere to an overnight curfew as California tries to head off a surge in coronavirus cases. The limited stay-at-home order in 41 counties that account for nearly the entire state population of just over 40 million people begins on Saturday, November 21st. San Diego County is in the restrictive Purple Tier which imposes the curfew for all non-essential work, movement and gatherings must cease between 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. The order will last one month, until December 21, but could be extended if infection rates and disease trends don’t improve. With the virus spreading at a pace that has not been seen since the beginning of the pandemic, the next several days and weeks will be critical to stop the surge. None of us want this to be in force and we all need to do our part and follow the guidelines for this disease. While nonessential businesses must close by 10 p.m., restaurants will be permitted to offer takeout food. Residents will still be able to get medical care, pick up prescriptions, purchase groceries and take care of other essential needs during the curfew. Yes, you can also walk your dog!
We have put links below to see the County guidelines for Celebrating Thanksgiving, Celebrating Winter Holidays and Holiday Charitable Feeding. Take a look! You can always go to the county website for the latest information on the coronavirus: www.coronavirus-sd.com.
Shop Small and Support Your Favorite Small Businesses
Don’t forget: This year Small Business Saturday falls on November 28
“Small Business Saturday” is an American shopping holiday held the Saturday after Thanksgiving, one of the busiest shopping times of the year. “Small Business Saturday” was first observed on November 27, 2010, which is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which features big box retail an e-commerce store respectively. By contrast, “Small Business Saturday” encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local. Small Business Saturday is a registered trademark of American Express.

The first event was created by American Express, in partnership with the non-Profit National Trust for Historic Preservation, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, and Rosedale Village Main Street. That year AMEX publicized the initiative using social media, advertising, and public relations. The publicity generated more than one million Facebook “like” registrations and nearly 30,000 tweets under the Twitter hashtags #smallbusinesssaturday and #smallbizsaturday.

Remember that our small business owners will run marketing specials on November 28th to help capitalize on the boost in foot or online traffic, affiliated with “Small Business Saturday.” Don’t disappoint them, be sure and visit your favorite small business, do some shopping and get a jump start on your holiday shopping!
The La Mesa Chamber Encourages You to Join Us
This Holiday Season as We Adopt La Mesa Homebound Seniors
Let’s join together and make the holidays “brighter” for our La Mesa homebound seniors. We are now accepting items to pack and prepare for delivery to these wonderful members of our community. Donating items from your pantry? No problem – just make sure that you check the expiration date on those items to make sure they have not expired. Items can be delivered to Fran Smith at 8080 La Mesa Blvd., Suite 214, La Mesa, Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. REMEMBER: The office is upstairs and canned items and other donations can be heavy and bulky, you can contact Mary England at 619-251-7730 and she can arrange to meet you to pick up your items.
Suggested items to purchase or donate:
Canned soups/vegetables/fruits, crackers, pasta, marinara, macaroni & cheese, instant cereals, bars of soap, tooth paste, tissues, hand soaps, hand sanitizer, socks, pens and pads of paper. Gift cards in any denomination from the following locations: Walmart, Target, or any grocery store.

If you have another item you believe will put a smile on their faces, by all means drop them off! We want to make this a memorable holiday for our home bound seniors again this year.
Join Us at the Drive Thru Toy Drive at Grossmont Center for Our La Mesa Military Families
Want to make a difference this holiday season for the children of military personnel that live in La Mesa military housing? Then join the members of the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce and purchase toys, diapers, gift cards and other items that will make their holiday season special. This project allows the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce to continue their commitment to making a difference in La Mesa and the lives of those within our community.

In the past years we hosted an evening mixer at BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse to collect these toys and other items and had a real celebration! With the current pandemic, that is not able to happen. The Chamber will accept your items throughout the month by either calling Mary England, 619-251-7730 to meet and pick them up, or drop them off to Fran Smith at 8080 La Mesa Blvd., Suite 214 in La Mesa between the hours of 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
The final collection of toys (new and unwrapped) and gift items will take place at our new "Drive-Thru" event on Tuesday, December 1st between 5:30pm - 6:30 pm at Grossmont Center. 

We will be staged in the parking lot in front of San Diego Yoga and CVS Pharmacy between the hours of 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Enter Grossmont Center by Target and drive up the entrance and you will see us on the right as you drive in the Center. Look for the pop-up tent and our smiling faces as we greet you!

Every person donating will receive a FREE raffle ticket to be in our drawing to win our huge stuffed bear! This is a popular annual raffle! While in Grossmont Center that evening, we encourage you to visit one of the restaurants and enjoy a bite to eat and be sure to visit the many retail stores that are anxious to serve you.

Photos courtesy of Sandra Small/ Photographer
Union Bank Supports Our Community and Honors Local Business Owner, Nadia Zamora
Union Bank believes in supporting local communities and reinvesting in the communities it serves. That is why Union Bank, in partnership with the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce surprised La Mesa business owner, Nadia Zamora on Wednesday, November 18th with a one-time community award and $5,000. Nadia and her Husband were in the process of renovating their building and opening their new business, when the May 30 unrest took place. Their building was severely damaged, and all of their tools were taken.
Nadia wanted to be part of the rebuilding of our community and reached out to the community, via social media and volunteers gathered to create messages of hope, love and peace. Zamora and the others hung those messages on the safety fence surrounding the destroyed Union Bank building. What a message Nadia and her friends sent to people as they drove past them on Spring Street! We are a resilient community and with people like Nadia Zamora, willing to make a difference, we are on our way to a new tomorrow.

Nadia’s efforts did not go unnoticed by the management and employees of Union Bank. That is why on Wednesday, November 18, the leadership team of Union Bank, led by Regional President Isai Amaya and La Mesa Branch Manager Carlton Hill, in partnership with the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce surprised Nadia with a $5,000 check, as well as sponsoring a one-year La Mesa Chamber membership for her business, the Pink Rose Café. The award presented by Union Bank will be used by the couple to continue to renovate their building, as they fulfill their dream of opening their La Mesa business, the Pink Rose Café, at 8209 La Mesa Blvd., in the coming weeks.
Photos courtesy of Sandra Small/ Photographer
County Ramps Up Enforcement to COVID-19 Regulations
San Diego County and the Sheriff’s Department will be working together to enforce he COVID-19 regulations. Sheriff Bull Gore stated that four two-deputy teams will begin making “a full-time commitment” of the county’s 18 cities and unincorporated areas, ensuring compliance with public health orders. Several cities have already confirmed they will send officers to assist deputies in their duties, Gore announced. The county has issued 52 cease-and-desist orders since Monday, including five on Wednesday. Residents can report egregious violations of the health order with the county complaint line at 848-694-2900 or email them to: SafeReopeningComplianceTeam@sdcounty.ca.gov.
Current San Diego County Coronavirus Statistics
CASES AND TRENDS:
Cases have increased 50% with deaths increasing almost 26% over the last week.

COUNTY:
On 11/17 we had 66,319 total cases with 718 new cases reported. At east 600 cases are reported for the past week. Hospital triggers remain green although increases in hospitalizations are reported. Hospitalizations are: The period from the 2nd – 8th – 118 new cases, the 9th -the 15th – 150, and 24 cases reported, as of the 16th. The overall total number of cases included 933 deaths.

TRIGGERS DASHBOARD:
47 total community outbreaks on November 17th, representing 216 cases with 3 new outbreaks reported – 1 in a business, 1 in a restaurant, and 1 in a K12 school environment.

Unadjusted case rate – 12.1, adjusted case rate – 10.7, test positivity percentage – 4.3%, health equity testing positivity percentage - .5%, and testing rate per 100,000 – 334.9.

OTHER UPDATES:
  • Any school that had not reopened for K-12 education will not be allowed to reopen.  
  • Cease and desist orders are being given. Listings of those cease and desist orders are available on the county coronavirus website.
  • Pfizer completed initial data and will be submitting to the FDA for authorization for its vaccine.
  • Moderna is also showing effectiveness. The county Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices will meet to determine who will receive vaccine first.
  • Latest Influenza watch showing18 total cases of influenza so far for the beginning of this season. Last year we had 400 cases during the same time period. 
  • It is critically important to get the influenza shot for prevention of the flu.
Remote Work for Non-Essential Office Workers
State industry guidance recommends non-essential office worker to work remotely if possible, to create a safer environment.

Business Occupancy Limit
The physical distance guideline is 6-feet of separation between employees, clusters and visitors when not from the same household. Business occupancy can be determined based on maximum room/area occupancy and net square footage of rooms/area. A sample outline tool is maximum capacity calculator.

Telecommuting for Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers
An Essential critical infrastructure business can still conduct indoor options, which requires a worker to be present at the workplace all day. Whenever possible, it is important to implement ways to minimize the risk of COVID-19 spread.

Impact of COVID-19 and Long-Term Implications
The state’s website has data models available online to find nowcasts, forecasts, and scenarios of COVID-19. The CDC is actively working to learn more about the wide range of short- and long-term health effects associated with COVID-19.

Employee Screening
Businesses and employers should refer to the state’s industry guidance for information on employee screening.

COVID-19 Testing
An employer cannot require an employee, who previously tested positive, to take a COVID-19 test or get a certification from their doctor to return to work. Per the state’s testing discrimination and inappropriate workplace testing guidance, symptoms or protocol-based criteria should be used in determining when an employee is safe to return to the workplace.

Beverage Purchase
An alcoholic beverage can only be sold in the same transaction as a meal.

Reporting Violations to the County Compliance Team
The compliance team is working overtime to handle compliance issues being reported to the system. General public can send in their complaint to the 24/7 hotline or email to notify businesses that are not following the health order. Currently there are 25-27 inspectors on the team. They can make the determination for the level of violation and proceed with the necessary steps. A business can receive an immediate cease and desist letter, which can result in a fine of up to $1,000, or a closure letter from the Public Health department for additional citations and fines.
Face Covering in Cubicles
The state’s Guidance for the use of face coverings was updated on 11-16-20 and mandates that a face covering is required at all times when outside of the home, with some exceptions.

Close Contact and Reopening at Workplace
If an employee were in close contact with a COVID-19 positive but did not have a close contact exposure in the workplace, the employer is not required to notify other employees. If one of your employees contracts COVID-19 and does not get contacted by the public health department, then it is your responsibility to take the initiative and reach out to the County on your own.

Fitness Facilities Use by Residents in Community Condominiums
It is permissible to have one resident use the fitness centers in community condominium at a time. It is required they have a good Safe Reopening Plan, a registration process, and follow the listed guidelines: temperature and symptom screenings, physical distancing, face coverings and increased sanitation.

Fitness Facilities Use at Hospital and Clinic Settings
A fitness/gym facility is not allowed to be opened for community/public use. Gyms can be used for physical therapy to provide 1-1 training. Refer to the guidance of gyms and fitness centers and limited services for safety guidelines.

Indoor Studio Operations
Indoor studio activities (dance, dojos, gymnastics) are permissible for day camp use for youth. They are not open to adults in the purple tier. Follow the guidelines listed in the required Safe Reopening Plan and follow all the protocol – temperature and system screenings, physical distancing, face coverings and increased sanitation.

Timeline of COVID-19 Testing
If an individual is symptomatic after travel, they should get tested immediately. In accordance with the updated (11-13) travel advisory from CDPH, “Persons arriving in California from other states or country, including returning California residents, should practice self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival. These persons should limit their interactions to their immediate household. This recommendation does not apply to individuals who cross state or country borders for essential travel.”
From DA Stephan's Office: This Crime Costs Californians Billions a Year...
DUI Fatalities Spike
Amid COVID-19

Over the last five months, San Diego County has averaged one fatal DUI crash per week and is on target to surpass its worst record in decades.
Insurance Fraud Costs California Residents $15 Billion a Year

Insurance Fraud is the second-largest economic crime in the U.S. and costs California residents about $15 billion a year. To combat this ever-growing problem, the District Attorney is shining a spotlight on this issue on social media during International Fraud Awareness Week, November 15 to 21. The goal is to minimize the impact of fraud by promoting anti-fraud awareness and encouraging the reporting of suspected fraud to authorities. Learn more, here.

This video explains why reporting Insurance Fraud is important.
Apple Settles $24 Million Consumer Lawsuit

Apple Inc. will pay $24.6 million to settle a California lawsuit alleging the company failed to disclose that software it told consumers to download intentionally slowed down the performance in older iPhones.
Hate Crime or Hate Incident?

Do you know the difference between a hate crime and a hate incident?

District Attorney Summer Stephan and Deputy DA Leonard Trinh joined the San Diego Law Library in a free webinar to discuss the difference between a hate crime and a hate incident and how hate crimes are prosecuted in San Diego County. WATCH IT HERE.
From the Office of California State Treasurer Fiona Ma: Monday, November 23 at 11:00am CA State Resources for Small Business Webinar Co-host with San Diego & Imperial Valley SBDC
Take Advantage of SDG&E's No-Cost Trainings from Energy Experts
Did you know that SDG&E provides webinars for business owners and trade professionals at no cost? Learn about the latest in green building practices, technology and energy-saving solutions from experts in the industry. Upcoming topics include commercial HVAC, wireless controls for buildings, system testing for energy efficiency and boilers. Certifications and continuing education units are available for many of the classes. Check out the class listing at seminars.sdge.com.
From Assemblymember Weber: Weekly E-alert 11/20/20
A Message from Assemblymember Weber:

I would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of my constituents who participated in last week's Legislative Brainstorming session. We were able to listen to you and gain some great ideas and suggestions regarding current and future legislation. We are grateful to you and look forward to researching and vetting these ideas to come up with an effective legislative package.

As we approach Thanksgiving, the greatest gifts we can give our family and friends are safety and health. COVID-19 continues to pose a severe risk to communities and requires all people in California to follow the necessary precautions and to adjust the way they live and function in light of this ongoing pandemic. Let us give thanks in a responsible manner with family and friends this year, so that we can continue to give thanks to them in the years to come.

San Diego County has returned to the most restrictive Coronavirus Tier due to the widespread risk of contracting COVID-19, according to California Public Health officials. With San Diego in this tier, it is more important than ever to be conscientious of those with increased risk such as preexisting conditions, our first responders, and our essential workers. Wearing a mask, staying six feet apart, and refraining from gathering as much as possible can save lives. The better we slow the spread, the sooner we can return to our normal communities.

To ensure that you are aware of important information, I have listed below updates on several topics, including COVID 19 restrictions and testing, learner's permit extensions at the Department of Motor Vehicles and assistance with Employment Development Department filings and claims.
San Diego County COVID-19 Restrictions

San Diego County's state-calculated, adjusted case rate is currently 10.7 cases per 100,000 residents and the region is in Purple Tier or Tier 1. Because of this, indoor operations at restaurants, gyms, places of worship and movie theaters are not allowed. The California Department of Public Health assesses counties on a weekly basis. The next report is scheduled for Tuesday, November 24. Learn more about San Diego County's guidelines and restrictions.
The California EDD has made tremendous progress in assisting and paying out an incredible amount of unemployment benefits. However, with COVID-19 continuing to devastate California's economy, many of you are still out of work and need assistance. We want to help! To date, we have opened 1,171 EDD claims and out of those claims we have closed 1077. If you, or someone you know, reside in the 79th Assembly District and are struggling with EDD filings relating to either general Unemployment Insurance (UI), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance(PUA) or Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), please contact my District Office, or call (619) 531-7913 for assistance.
Free COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 tests are used to evaluate your health for COVID-19 infection and help public health agencies control the virus' spread. Testing also helps identify specific areas and groups with higher rates of infection. Understanding these patterns is important to protect the public's health and continue safely reopening the County. Health plans are required to cover COVID-19 tests at no cost to the enrollee. It is recommended that you first contact your healthcare provider for a COVID-19 test. If you are unable to get a test from your healthcare provider, the County of San Diego has coordinated free diagnostic COVID-19 testing at many locations. These tests take about 5-10 minutes. Results generally come back in approximately 2-4 days.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles is extending driver's learner's permits with expiration dates through May 31, 2021. Eligible permits are extended 6 months from the date of expiration or to a date 24 months from the date of application, whichever is earlier. For more information visit DMV Learners Permit Extension page.
Community Police Oversight Board Recruitment
Applications are now being accepted for the newly created Community Police Oversight Board (“CPOB”). The deadline for submission of applications is 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 1, 2020, in the City Clerk’s office at La Mesa City Hall, 8130 Allison Avenue. Applications may be obtained at City Hall or from the City of La Mesa website.

The CPOB will provide recommendations to the Chief of Police, Mayor, City Council, and City Manager on the La Mesa Police Department procedures and policies and on matters of public safety within the City. The CPOB will consist of an 11 member panel (must be residents of the City of La Mesa) as follows:
  • A citizen from each of the four police beats
  • A citizen from each of the 4 communities: faith based, business, young adult (18 to 30 years of age), older adult (62+ years of age)
  • Representatives from Helix Charter High School and La Mesa–Spring Valley School District
  • Advocate for people experiencing homelessness, substance abuse, mental health or other social issue.

Applications may be submitted by mail to the City Clerk’s Office, 8130 Allison Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91942 or email to cityclrk@cityoflamesa.us.

For more information and to apply, visit: www.cityoflamesa.us/1644/Community-Police-Oversight-Board.
Best of East County 2020 Reader’s Poll!
Vote today!
This is your opportunity to let your voice be heard! Vote for your favorite people, places and businesses in East County to help us determine who is the very best in East County. Deadline to vote is November 30, 5pm.

City of La Mesa Launches a Social Media Marketing Campaign -
“Dine In To Chip In” for La Mesa Restaurants
The City of La Mesa would like to spotlight local restaurants during the holidays. If you are a restaurant in the zip code 91942 and 91941 you will want to take a look at this FREE opportunity to market your restaurant. For one-week, participating restaurants will be able to share their specials, photos of their business and showcase your business and connect with the local community/consumer. Don’t wait – Apply now! The link for the application and information is here: http://www.cityoflamesa.us/1329/Dine-Shop-Explore
Member Restaurants Offering Outdoor Dining
Anthony's Fish Grotto
Dine by the Lake and enjoy the ambiance from 11:30am - 8pm.
9530 Murray Drive in La Mesa

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
7 days a week from 11am-10pm - Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Curbside Service, & Delivery. Walk-in, first come, first serve service.
5500 Grossmont Drive
(619) 589-7222 | www.bjsrestaurants.com

Brew Coffee Spot
Our patio is open daily from 8am to 3pm! First come first served. No reservations required.
Online ordering through Clover | Take out
6101 Lake Murray Blvd. in La Mesa
(619) 246-1244 | www.brewcoffeespot.com

Cucina Basilico
Patio service Tuesdays - Sundays: 4.30pm-9 pm
(619) 825-3171
7200 Parkway Dr. in La Mesa

Hooleys Public House
Dine under the (3) tents right by the restaurant.
Tue - Thur 4 - 9 pm | Fri 4 - 10 pm | Sat 11 am - 10 pm | Sun 11 am - 7 pm
5500 Grossmont Center Dr. #277
(619) 713-6900 | www.hooleys.com
La Mesa Wine Works
A cooperative Tasting Room featuring Premium Wines from San Diego County Wineries
8167 Center Street, La Mesa, CA 91942
Thursday - Saturday 3-8 & Sunday 12-5
619.714.0700 | lamesawineworks.com

Little Roma
Dine on the patio that surrounds the restaurant.
Mon - Sat: 11am - 9pm | Sun: 4pm - 8:30pm
5575 Baltimore Drive, Suite 104 in La Mesa
(619) 461-7000 | littleromalamesa.com

Marie Callender's
Patio dining available!
Mon-Thur & Sun: 11am-8pm | Fri & Sat 11am-9pm
6950 Alvarado Rd. in San Diego
(619) 465-1910 | mariecallenders.com

Nonno's Ristorante Italiano
Dine in with reservations, or carry out
5314 Baltimore Drive in La Mesa
(619) 337-9559 | www.mynonnos.com

Sycuan Casino Resort
Enjoy the Viewpoint Neighborhood Kitchen patio!
Restaurant & Bar | Thursday - Sunday: 5PM-10PM
Brunch | Saturday & Sunday: 8AM-2PM
(619) 445-6002 | sycuan.com

The Lunch Box Cafe and Deli
Dine-in service, takeout or delivery!
Tue - Fri: 7:30am - 2:00pm | Sat: 7:30am - 1:00pm
8751 La Mesa Blvd. in La Mesa
(619) 463-4013 | thelunchboxcafe.com
Member Restaurants Offering Take Out / Delivery
Anthony's Fish Grotto
Takeout & dine-in: 11:30am - 8pm
Retail market: 11:30am -7pm
9530 Murray Drive in La Mesa

BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse
7 days a week from 11am-10pm - Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Curbside Service, & Delivery. Walk-in, first come, first serve service.
5500 Grossmont Drive
(619) 589-7222 | www.bjsrestaurants.com

Brew Coffee Spot
Patio open 8-3 daily | online ordering | take out
(619) 246-1244
6101 Lake Murray Blvd. in La Mesa

Cali Comfort BBQ
Take out: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. 7 days a week.
619-337-0670
8910 Troy Street in Spring Valley

Cucina Basilico
Takeout: 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(619) 825-3171.
7200 Parkway Dr. in La Mesa

Dream Dinners
Easy, Homemade Meals
5208 Jackson Dr #116 - La Mesa
(619) 460-6800 | dreamdinners.com

Edible Arrangements
Free delivery! 8237 La Mesa Blvd. in La Mesa
(619) 464-1111 | www.ediblearrangements.com

El Pollo Loco
10 a.m. - 10 p.m. for drive through meals.
4990 Baltimore Drive in La Mesa
(619) 797-1956 | elpolloloco.com

Himalayan Cuisine
Take out: 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. Sunday - Thursday
Friday & Saturday: 11am - 10pm
(619) 461-2503
7918 El Cajon Blvd #P in La Mesa

Hooleys Public House
Patio dining, takeout & delivery
Tue - Thur 4 - 9 pm | Fri 4 - 10 pm | Sat 11 am - 10 pm | Sun 11 am - 7 pm
5500 Grossmont Center Dr. #277
(619) 713-6900 | www.hooleys.com
Little Roma
Patio dining or delivery.
Mon - Sat: 11am - 9pm | Sun: 4pm - 8:30pm
Delivery hours: M-Sat 11am- 9pm | Sun 4-8:30pm
5575 Baltimore Drive, Suite 104 in La Mesa
(619) 461-7000 | www.littleromalamesa.com

Los Pinos Taco Shop
Takeout: Mon - Sat 10:30am - 9pm.
Sunday 4 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
(619) 462-5031
5646 Lake Murray Blvd in La Mesa

Marie Callender's
Patio dining,take out and delivery available!
Mon-Thur & Sun: 11am-8pm | Fri & Sat 11am-9pm
6950 Alvarado Rd. in San Diego
(619) 465-1910 | mariecallenders.com

Nonno's Ristorante Italiano
Dine in with reservations or carry out.
5314 Baltimore Drive in La Mesa
(619) 337-9559 | www.mynonnos.com

Red Lobster
Takeout: Sun - Thurs: 11am - 10pm, Fri & Sat: 11am - 11pm
(619) 463-4449 | 8703 Murray Drive in La Mesa
Free delivery when ordering at: www.redlobster.com

San Pasqual Winery
Mon - Thur: 12 - 6 PM | Fri - Sat: 12 - 8 PM | Sunday: 12 - 5 PM
Order pick ups and bottles to go. Limited wine service on our patio. Visit La Mesa Wine Works, for service on our spacious patio!
8364 La Mesa Blvd. in La Mesa
(619) 462-1797 | www.sanpasqualwinery.com

Surf Rider Pizza Co.
Takeout: Tuesday - Sunday 11:30am - 7:30pm
8381 La Mesa Blvd. in La Mesa
(619) 340-1270 | surfrider.pizza

The Lunch Box Cafe and Deli
Dine-in service, takeout or delivery!
Tuesday to Friday: 7:30am - 2:00pm
Saturday: 7:30am - 1:00pm
8751 La Mesa Blvd. in La Mesa
(619) 463-4013 | thelunchboxcafe.com

Valley Farm Market
Fresh meat, chicken and fish, as well as milk, eggs, bread and fresh produce. Products are available on a “first come, first served” basis.
9040 Campo Rd. in Spring Valley
(619) 463-9595 | www.valleyfarmmarkets.com
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Show Off Your Membership With Pride!
"Most consumers (59%) think that being active in the local chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy overall. It is 29% more effective, however, for communicating to consumers that a
company uses good business practices and 26% more effective for communicating that a business is reputable."
Quoted from "The Real Value of Joining a Local Chamber of Commerce"

Not only do we provide members a physical plaque to display at their place of business, we also provide a way to further brand your business by providing a Virtual Plaque to display right on your website. Membership in a chamber of commerce has come to signify corporate citizenship and excellence, and your website is your storefront to the consumer and the world. Just place it on your website with a link back to www.lamesachamber.com or to your personal business page in our directory.
Special Thank You to Our Premium Members
Diamond Member
Grossmont Center
At Grossmont Center, you’ll be reminded why our center has thrived since 1961 because it’s where friendships are made, family bonds are strengthened and memories are created.
5500 Grossmont Center Dr. #213 in La Mesa
(619) 465-2900 | www.grossmontcenter.com
Platinum Members
Boston Beer Company
Edible Arrangements
Power Plaques.com
Sandra Small/ Photographer
SMIB Management, Inc.
The Little Warehouse
Self Storage
Gold Members
AAA Imaging
American Medical Response
Barnes & Noble -
Grossmont Center
Benchmark Financial
Community Spectrum
Discovering My City Magazine
DMZ Visual Marketing
EDCO Waste & Recycling Corp.
Frazier Farms
Hallman Jewelers
Kostedt Design & Marketing
Magnaglobe Enterprises
Mobility Works
Park Station
PenChecks, Inc.
Productivity Plus Office Support
San Pasqual Winery
Sanctuary Cruises
Studio M.I.F.
The East County Californian
Vision Studio Concepts
William H. Sauls
Thank you for being a member and for your support!

Mary England
President & CEO
Cell: 619-251-7730
La Mesa Chamber of Commerce ∙ 8080 La Mesa Blvd. Ste. 212 ∙ La Mesa, California 91942